Mitsubishi Pajero’s 40-year operate finishes with Closing Version

Mitsubishi no extended sells the Montero in the United States but the rugged, 7-seat SUV has continued on sale abroad, exactly where it is known as the Pajero (or Shogun in some marketplaces).

Now the nameplate is staying phased out for great. Mitsubish ended creation of the recent fourth-generation Pajero in March at the SUV’s sole plant, found in Sakahogi, Japan.

The previous batch is a special Ultimate Version design, of which 800 have been constructed. They are currently being sold in Australia as 2022 versions and appear with unique badging as effectively as a couple of extras thrown in as normal, including a more substantial gas tank.

Just 1 powertrain is on offer you. It truly is a 3.2-liter turbodiesel delivering 190 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. The motor is mated to a 5-speed automatic and 4-wheel-drive procedure.

2022 Mitsubishi Pajero Final Edition

2022 Mitsubishi Pajero Remaining Edition

A comparable Last Edition product was launched in Japan in 2019 when Pajero profits ceased there.

The most current Last Version for the Australian market place marks the conclusion of an period as the Pajero has been around because 1981, with the to start with technology having designed its debut at that year’s Tokyo Motor Show. The 3rd-technology Pajero, which ceased manufacturing in 2006, was the edition marketed in the U.S. as the Montero.

Might the Pajero make a return in the around future? While it really is not likely, the nearer integration of the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance introduced final 12 months delivers some hope that a contemporary Pajero may be produced along with redesigned variations of the Nissan Armada and relevant Infiniti QX80. Ideally that would necessarily mean a new Montero for the United States, however we would not keep our breath.

Mitsubishi has been hinting at a redesigned fifth-generation Pajero since the reveal of the GC-PHEV plug-in hybrid concept at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Exhibit. And in 2015 it released the lesser Pajero Activity, even though regretably this model will not comply with U.S. protection requirements and hence can not be sold below as a fashionable Montero Activity.